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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Marin County Veterans Auditorium on 1983-10-31 (October 31, 1983)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: October 31, 1983 (check for other copies)
Venue: Marin County Veterans Auditorium
Location: San Rafael, CA

Source: SBD> MC> DAT> CDR> EAC> CDWAV> SHN
Keywords: Live concert


Description

Wang Dang Doodle-> My Brother Esau, Peggy-O, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Saint Stephen-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Revolution

Notes

SBD> MC> DAT> CDR> EAC> CDWAV> SHN; via Tony Gardner with thanks to Paul Bottiglio

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Average Rating: 3.93 out of 5 stars3.93 out of 5 stars3.93 out of 5 stars3.93 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: feather0926 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 1, 2013
Subject: All Hallows Eve
A Halloween show I just decided to listen to today wow I'm speechless this show is really good not a five star but a solid 4 and the sound quality is really good. It only took a full 30 years to listen to it, oh well better late than never, right? A very good sounding better than average show. Give it a listen & your ears will say thanks, mate. 4*'s all the way around.

Reviewer: sailorsaint71 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 23, 2013
Subject: love tihis show
jerry,halloween,st. stephen, and to be in marin county too that would have been so awesome!

Reviewer: kee-zee - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 10, 2013
Subject: Yawnnnnnnnnn
I saw hundreds of Dead shows and I like to read reviews that people post..BUT..it annoys when people bash good shows! (clashcity) I see it a lot and this is the first time I will speak up. You bashers bore the daylights out of me!! Don't over think or under appreciate music that no other band was doing!!! Any night that the band opens up the second set with Help>Slip>Franklins and comes out of space with St. Stephen is a good night in my book...fast,slow,etc,blah,blah,blah..always Grateful for any Dead!!!! Can't we all just get along>If you get confused (PLEASE) listen to the music play..Give it a whirl

Reviewer: BIG_R - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 12, 2010
Subject: 10-31-83
Sweet show. Excellent soundboard. Other than the handful of shows I went to in '83 I didn't know what good year it was for these guys. The more I listen to '83 the more I like it.

Reviewer: buscameby - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 8, 2008
Subject: Space inta St Stephen is face peelin outright dealin with the feelin gripper
Who knows what that means-lol, try it you'll LOVE IT.

Reviewer: Jermcc - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 6, 2008
Subject: 2nd set
I agree that a lot of this show isn't fully 'tight'
I've only skimmed 1st set so far but 2nd set?

It's not a Jerry show.

Help starts out furious, then he flubs, soon after it's clear that this is a Drummer's show.. At least that's what i thought, as this Slipknot was brought to my attention.
Upon research, there's a guest musician and world renowned percussionist named Airto Moreira - www.airto.com

He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to the original Weather Report, chick Corea, also Mickey with Planet Drum.. check him out

Reviewer: gumby69 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 3, 2007
Subject: Another Great Deal.
This Fall tour is full of stellar versions of Deal this one is no exception.

Reviewer: beb252 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 11, 2006
Subject: Yes, it's the right speed
I thought the same thing when I got into bootlegs. Everything from '83-'84 sounded like the tape was too sped up. I began to learn that was the band's style in those days. It wasn't called the Cocaine-era Dead for nothing, right?

All in all, '83 is a forgettable year. Like every downer year, they had their flashes of brilliance, however. You never knew when they would pull out of their collective lethargy and whip out a great set or tour (a good example is the summer tour of '84). This show, the Dick's Picks from the Worcester Centrum, and perhaps the New Year's show are some of the few salvageable shows. Sweet jam into St. Stephen...

Reviewer: clashcity - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - July 25, 2006
Subject: sloppy
It is really hard to trust most of the ratings on most of the shows on here... How many shows are rated 4.5 > 5 stars just for the sheer fact the reviewer(s) had a great time partying at the show... So I see a decent set list, and its got a high rating, must be good eh? Only I listen to the show and hear the band half-assing through most of the songs...

C'mon folks.. people come here to listen to the music this band made. Let's review the music not rate the buzz you got or while infinitely interesting, recount every nuance of the day you had before, durning and after the show.

This show while having a real cool set list is just ok. There is some sloppy playing scattered throughout, and Jerry mumbles his way through Help on the Way. Sound quality is top-notch though.

Reviewer: Dylanstubs - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 13, 2005
Subject: sounds good
Speed is fine. Comparing reported timings is not a good way to judge speed (pitch). Better to pick up a properly tuned guitar and play along in a song's normal key.

Reviewer: The Bopper - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 22, 2005
Subject: speed
Great show. The FOB sounds fantastic also. I don't believe this version of the recording is sped up. The Wang Dang is spliced with an AUD source so that may have something to do with the time discrepency that TimePilot mentions. There is also a cut in the beginning of Deal.

Reviewer: TimePilot - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - October 28, 2004
Subject: Get the FOB
This is a nice sounding SBD, but the time is way off & the recording has been sped up considerably (e.g. Wang Dang Doodle is 5:06 long and the actual time -see Dead Lists- is 7:06.) Whoops! The FOB sounds incredible and is worth the download, but skip this one. 4.5 star show, 0 star recording for the off time = 2 stars.

Reviewer: flashbackmagic - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 20, 2004
Subject: holloweeeeeen
waaang dang my doodle this is a nice show, sound gets better as show progresses....The Wang is a lil off.

Reviewer: utopian - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 3, 2004
Subject: I like this show!
get it!

this one smokes. It has a great goove underlying the jams. I had never heard this show before the download and it is really hot.

The soundquality is Much above average. Check it out.

robert
ps
get 09-02-83sbd and
the bertha remaster of 10-21-83 sbd>>pcm!

Reviewer: FRANK THE cAT - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 2, 2004
Subject: Download it Now !!
1)This show SMOKES 2)I'ts in a small venue in the Grateful Deads backyard 3) Its the Final St.Stephen !! Laid Back , well Played to a very small crowd...Give a Listen and c 4 yourself !!

Frank